Both Wimmer, and Sandstorm, are members of the Utah legislator, that in and of
itself, disqualifies them for a national office in my view.How can we send
them to the super bowl of corruption, when they can not even handle the minor
leagues?The Utah legislator has refused to pass ethics reform, because
they believe they do not need it.They see no problem in taking gifts from
lobbyist.They also passed a law, which would make if more difficult to
obtain public information. Only wickedness wants to hide in the dark.Now,
they do their business behind doors, calling it party planning sessionsAnyone wanting to clean up Washington, should not start to do so by sending
someone who belongs to the Utah legislator.
Never understood why Jim Matheson wants to tout being an "independent"
but still remains a fixture in the Democratic party. Oh well, I guess I still
think in terms of yes vs. no, did vs. did vs. did not; there is not a party of
Jim Matheson would have been a good governor. Still, I like his decision to run
in the 4th district. I sure didn't want to see that Wimmer guy get the job.
reader1234South Jordan, UTYes, he will never win my district.
I don't know of a single democrat in my neighborhood.I would never
move my family into your neighborhood and reveal that I was a Democrat- as is
the case with many Utah neighborhoods.
@TRUTH, your response to Justcap intrigues me. Here's a member of your own
political party, who probably agrees with you on political issues more
frequently than they disagree with you, but because they express one opinion
different from the party line, you disparage them with a label that suggests
that they (and diversity of thought in general) are not welcome in your party.
Given that there are only two major political parties in this country and way
more than two ways of seeing the world, it's naive to assume that every party
member will agree with the party on every issue or prefer the party's candidates
in every contest. The last I checked, membership in the Republican Party wasn't
an all-or-nothing deal, and intolerance and incivility weren't considered
conservative values. Surely there's a better way to respond to differences of
opinion than to resort to name-calling.
I will spend all of my retirement spare time (of which I will have) to defeat
Jim Matheson, I will donate to whom ever the Republican's nominate to run
against him. It is time he recieved some unemployment quality time with his
Go Jim Matheson! He has been wonderful at representing our district & we
will miss him. Seems like deja vu... We Southern Utah voters voted Jim in
during the previous boundary changes when they were gerrymandering the districts
& thought Jim would loose. Come on Utah, we can't be a one party red state
in every office. Where is the balance? I predict a win for Matheson. Now we
need more moderate Democrats to toss their hats into the voting ring!
Not a smart move. The SW corner of the Salt Lake Valley and west side of Utah
County is 80% Conservative Republican. Matheson should have stayed in District
2. In District 4, he will get slaughtered.
Could it possibly be because Mattheson isn't liberal enough to survive the new
2nd District Democratic Primary? He only won the primary last time because
moderate rural democrats showed up to support him, something the he will be
lacking in the new 2nd.
The fundamental problem with party politics is the fact that elected officials
are supposed to represent the people that voted for them but as soon as they get
elected they forget all the people back home and just represent their political
party.There would be almost zero politics if the government simply
followed the constitution. Almost everything we fight over is
unconstitutional.Jefferson said that if he were to make one change
it in the constitution it would be to deny Congress the power to borrow money.
Do that and there would be no deficits and nothing to fund all this
unconstitutional social spending.How can congressmen swear to uphold
a constitution they either never read or have not read since the 8th grade?
It's time to cleanse Washington of incumbents. Politicians are like socks, they
begin to stink if you don't change them regularly. We don't need experience
back there if we have principled people who follow common sense constitutional
@Justcap.....I'm a Republican?....You maybe a RINO, but if you
prefer Matheson over any GOPers you are not a conservative......
I'm a Republican, but here's my opinion:Matheson > Sandstrom >
WimmerLove/Cobb > Sandstrom > WimmerBut since I
don't know anything about Love/Cobb, then Love/Cobb ? Matheson
Even if I was Winnie the Pooh and running in this race, my response to Carl
Wimmer would be "Bring it on!" Jim Matheson may be a bit slippery with
his positions at times but Wimmer? Om my gosh, this nutball wouldn't recognize a
fact if it bit him in the behind.
At last Matheson comes back to southwest Salt Lake County. He first won
election in 2000 and was a moderate voice then as he continues to be now. All
the naysayers about him in Utah who thought they can pin a strong democratic
label on him have been wrong. He keeps winning in this GOP dominated state
because he has proven to be independent and for the people, not partisan
politics. This forumula has proven him well in the past. It will be
interesting to see how this plays out in this new district. You had to expect
the anti-Matheson crowd to starting crowing loudly against him no matter where
I hope he is finished now.
Jim has done a good job, he would not have been back there for ten years if he
had not. He will likely run against one of two guys trying to fall off the
earth being the most right wing. Should be a fun one to watch.
I can now vote against him, I could not before.a vote for Matheson
is a vote for "we have to pass the bill so we can see what's in it"
pelosi as speaker
First of all, if it is in a different district, then I don't really consider it
a "re-" election. Secondly, Matheson's comment is just as predictably
political as are the drawing of the district boundaries. Deplorable? Maybe.
Expected? Definitely. And I am not saying this is all bad, either. Sometimes
if the fight is worth fighting, you've got to say some nasty things . . . just
sayin' . . .
Utah's unemployment has dropped, by job creation. For the country employment
dropped because people gave up looking, discouraged, or lost jobs.Ha
Ha Ha Ha....Not sure why Utah would be the laughing stock of the
country. People and businesses keep moving here. Would that make sense if we
were the laughing stock?Maybe instead of being negative and narrow
minded and blinded by your party and barack. Maybe you could sit back and learn
something from Utah's economy. Which are lower taxes, business friendly
environment, educated work force, non-union workers, lower crime, 4-seasons etc.
Meanwhile California and other states, believe they are going to increase jobs
by taxing the people to death and tax and regulate any business that moves and
re-distributing peoples money that work to those who won't work. That may buy
them votes, but, they're losing population and congressional seats.Matheson makes sense only in the sense that he's worried about his job. He
represents anything that gives him insider trading information. He mocked
Senator Lee for not making as much money as he has being in public office. That
should tell you something right there.
This is an interesting move by Matheson. He's a reasonable guy and has
represented his district well.Redistricting was aimed at harming
Salt Lake County and removing its influence as much as possible by dilution.
The Sutherland Institute has a great piece explaining the conservative rationale
for the marginalization or urban voters.Given that the announced GOP
candidates in the 4th district are very far right a moderate like Matheson has a
chance there. I wonder if he'll move, or if he'll just pull a Chaffetz and live
outside his district.
Better Matheson than Wimmer or Sandstrom. Still, I think he would have made a
It was smart for Matheson to jump to the 4th district. There is no way he could
have beat Chris Stewart in the 2nd district.
I'm glad to see him hanging in there. We need at least one Democrat in DC.
As a Democrat, could honestly care less whether Matheson keeps his job or not.
Would certainly prefer him to the ultra-conservative ridiculouness of Carl
Wimmer, but in the end, it matters not. As was mentioned above, he's able to
keep his job in the great blindly Red state of Utah by being allowed not to vote
when his vote is not needed. I actually have very little idea what he actually
stands for. Rarely takes a stance that could hurt his standing with the
Conservative Democrats in Utah.Carl Wimmer, Mike Lee, Jason
Chaffetz, Gary Herbert.....Utah politics continue to become a
laughing stock of American politics. And continue to become less and less
relevent, or able to fight for real issues. Nobody takes these clowns
Yes, he will never win my district. I don't know of a single democrat in my
matheson is just another money grabbing politician. he is allowed to do insider
trading, waits to vote until he finds out how he should vote (meaning if the
democrats need his vote then he's there; if democrats can win without his vote
then he'll vote against them to keep the more conservative base happy). In the
end he brags at how much more money he makes than Senator Lee....how is this
possible if he's serving the people?Time to get that non-sense
matheson out! and his messiah barack